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    Quote Originally Posted by nicefor88 View Post
    The F4 is too heavy...

    I keep using MF lenses, my subjects do not require AF.

    Buying and using a F3 seems an excellent idea to me. So, forget about the price, it's worth it anyway.

    I have a F4s, and even with the larger grip/battery pack that it has (compared to the standard F4), I don't really find it to be all THAT heavy. One very nice thing with the F4/F4s is when using MF lenses, the camera provides a very usefull "rangefinder" focusing with a "green dot" and lit-up arrows to tell you which way to turn the lens for perfect focusing.

    I also have a (pair) of F3HP's and eventho they are EXCELLENT cameras, I have found that I like the F4s better.
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    F3's are decent cameras, but I found that the viewfinder information isn't very informative, so I sold mine off. F4's better in my opinion. But, my favorite has become my F. With all its quirks, it just feels right to me. The F2 is nice, as well, but I prefer the original.

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    My advice is get the F3hp, you won't regret it. I have tried my brother's F4, I find it weighs too much and their is almost too much information in the finder.
    "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
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    F3 can take some beating, and so can some Nikkor AI-s lenses. After you dropped it on a rock, just change the filter and you are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nikon_F View Post
    F3's are decent cameras, but I found that the viewfinder information isn't very informative, so I sold mine off. F4's better in my opinion. But, my favorite has become my F. With all its quirks, it just feels right to me. The F2 is nice, as well, but I prefer the original.

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    The only problem with the original Nikon F is when it comes to loading or removing film from it, as that takes three hands to do it...
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    Dann, I haven't had that problem, luckily. Even though my F has the F36 motor drive on it. I think part of the reason why is that I usually load it where I have a table, or I'll sit down and place the motor drive part on the front apron of my kilt, then change film.

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